Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View This Issue
THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1918.
OFFENDERS AGIST ffiMIMiiiei M
U. S. PAY BIG HUES
Famous Sacramento Steam
ship Case Closed.
HELPING GERMANS COSTLY
Defendants Pay $12 5,000 in Par
tial Settlement of Govern
ment Libel Claim.
SAN FKAXCTSCO. Dee. 23. TmDOBl
Tlon of fines aggregating IS3.300 and
Dayment of $120,000 In partial settle
ment of the Government's libel claim
of $250,000 today virtually brought to
cv close the famous Sacramento steam
ship cue Involving two officials of
the German Consulate here, a dozen
other Individuals and three corpora
tions, indicted in 1916 and 1917 for
violation of American neutrality.
Fines of 110,000 each were assessed
gainst G. D. Bunker and FL H. Swayne,
chipping men, by United States Dis
trict Judge William C Van fleet.
tieor.ee and James Flood, shipping
men. were fined $5000 each; Heinrich
Xauffman. chancellor of the former
German Consulate, was fined $2000, and
T. "W. Anderson, captain of the fcac-
a-a.mer.to. $1000: C. D. Bunker & Co.
the Northern & Southern Steamship
Company and the Golden Gate Trans
portation Company were fined $100
Others Escape Arrest.
Of the other defendants, Frederick
Jebsen. captain and owner of the
steamship Mazatlau. never was appre
hended and was variously reported as
killed aboard a German submarine and
eafe in Germany. Dr. Simon Reimer,
aid to be a German naval officer, and
a half dozen German seamen never
The Sacramento, then a German mer
chant ship, known as the Alexandria,
as Interned in thla port in 1914.
After several months she wM taken
over by the Northern & southern
Steamship Company and renamed the
Eacramento. A cargo of foodstuffs and
ship's supplies was purchased through
C. D. Bunker & Co., and the vessel
railed from this port for Valparaiso,
Chile, in October, 1914. "When she ar
rived at her destination she was empty.
Capture Arranged, Charge.
A German officer, a stowaway, was
raid to have appeared soon after the
chip left San Francisco and to have
taken charge, using the wireless to co
operate In the "capture" of the vessel
toy German raiders.
Other phases of the blanket indict
ment returned July 7, 1917. involve the
steamship Mazatlan. alleged to have
delivered coal to the German cruiser
Leipzig at Guaymas, Mexico, In 1914,
after leaving this port with its fuel
cargo; the steamship Olson and Ma
li on y, denied clearance papers here
after being chartered by the Flood
brothers, allegedly for the purpose of
carrying a cargo to the German fleet;
the Maverick, clearing from San Pedro,
CaX, In April, 1915, and the Annie Lar
son, Which left San Diego, CaL, a month
earlier, suspected of being -used In a
plot to transport arme and ammunition
to revolutionists in India.
Th defendants appearing in court
today entered pleas of "guilty" some
time ago. Baron H. von Schack, for
mer German Vice-Consul here, another
of the defendants, was convicted iene
of conspiracy to overthrow British rule
In India. Ram Chandra, indicted in
connection with the Maverick case, was
killed in the courtroom by Ram Singh
during the trial of the Hindu conspir
acy cases. Hans Tauscher, husband of
Johanna Gadski, agent for the purchase
of the Annie Larson's cargo, and Franz
von Papen, naval attache at the Ger
man Consulate in New York, are in
Payment of $125,000, with the under
standing that the remaining $125,000
Is to be paid within a year, today dis
posed of the Government's libel claim
against the Northern & Southern
Kt eamsh 1 p Company.
SOLDIERS TO GET CHEER
MCSICIAXS TO EXTERTAIX MEN
AT VAXCOCVER BARRACKS.
Delegation of 50 Members of Port
land Elks Lodge to Distribute
Sweets; Hnts Are Decorated.
Portland cheer-and Christmas greet
ings to men of the service will be Intro
duced this evening by elaborate Tule
tide programmes scheduled for each of
the three Y. M. C. A. huts and Army
hospital wards at Vancouver Barracks.
Entertainment is being arranged by
the music committee of the general war
work council of the Army Y. M. C. A.
Portland Elks will distribute candy,
nuts and apples after the programmes.
This afternoon musicians and speak
ers visit soldiers confined .to hospital
wards. Entertainment In the Y. M. C.
A. hut will be opened by a quartet com
posed of Mrs. Mityllne Fraker Stltes,
Airs. Edith Densmore, J. Ross Fargo
and Otto wedemeyer.
Other musicians to appear are Mrs.
Herman Politz, Mrs. Jane Burns Albert,
Miss Winifred Forbes, Mrs. Mayme
Helen Flynn, Miss Eunice Smith, Miss
Alice Genevieve Smith, Mrs. Eleanor
Sanford Large, Ralph Hoyt, Walter
Bacon and Albert Gillette. The pro
gramme will be repeated New Year's
A delegation of 50 Elks will call on
the soldiers at each of the three huts
and an informal reception will be held.
The huts have been decorated by the
BOOTLEGGING IS ADMITTED
Colored Porter Drops LIqnor Prom
Train at Salem; Four Men Fined. '
SALEM. Or, Dec 23. (Special.) A.
L. Patterson, colored porter on the
Southern Pacific, and Charles Maxwell,
colored, were fined in Justice Court
today after pleading guilty to boot
legging. Patterson's fine was $100 and
Maxwell s $oO.
Patterson, it is stated, dropped liquor
from a passing train to Maxwell who
did the peddling. Maxwell's rakeoff is
said to have been $2 a quart and offi
cers state that his customers numbered
some of Salem's prominent business
W. C. Hall and J. B. Richards, both
of Portland, were fined $100 each In
Justice Court here today on a charge
of having liquor In their possession.
They were unable to pay the fine and
will spend 50 days in the County Jail.
To meet a coal shortage the gas
works or one fcwedlsh City has been
rilfttllllnir wood, tip n t and'nin. hurr, nA
mixing the gas so obtained with coal
SURGING throngs on the downtown
streets from early morn until past
the usual dinner hour yesterday
indicated that the "Do your Christmas
shopping early" slogan was not adopted
by most Portlanders. The crowded
shops and streetcars, the streets filled
with motorcars and enthusiastic shop
pers, are evidences of the spirit of 191S
Christmas time, which Is far gayer and
more embracing than the Yuletlde sea
son has been for some years.
The children of the city, those in
various institutions, nurseries and
homes are to be wonderfully showered
with gifts and goodies. The civio clubs
have adopted the different homes and
big boxes of the gifts, segregated and
collected by the National League for
Woman's service under the direction
of the city of Portland, are being
turned over to them. The remainder
will be distributed In front of the
Liberty Temple at the huge Christmas
tree for which the city of Portland
will be host this evening. Each kiddie
in town, who will not have a Santa
Claus visit him other than the "Port
land Santa." will be made happy by the
lovely toys, books, clothing and bags
filled with candies, nuts and fruit.
Much Joy is manifest over the return
of the girls and boys from schools and
colleges afar, also the many Army and
Navy men coming back to town Just
In time to spend Christmas with their
relatives and families- Portland men
and women also will be hosts tomor
row, Christmas day, for merry dinner
parties, at which the lads in khaki and
blue will be the guests of honor.
one of the largest and most' eagerly
nticlpated dances is that for which
Mrs. Delia Hahn Gearin will be hostess
this evening at her attractive home In
Cornell road. About 70 guests will
share In the gaiety. Mrs. Geann es
tablished the custom of a Christmas
eve dance some years ago and always
the dances have been most delightful
and gala. Her sister, Mrs. Maude
Lamont, will assist In receiving.
Major Marshall Henderson. TJ. S. A.
left Sunday evening for San Francisco
to spend the holidays with his rela
The Franklin High School Alumni
Association will give a party In the as
sembly room of the Portland Hotel Sat
urday evening at 8 o clock.
This will be the first party given Dy
the graduates of the school since their
organization In February. 1818. At
that time there were but 1 members,
but succeeding classes have swelled
the number to more than 100. The
officers of the association, members- of
the charter class of June t'17) are:
President, Lieutenant Arthur Macken
zie; vice-president, Muriel Nichols: sec
retary, Virginia Meyernoeirer; treas
urer, Gerdau Kaeder; ergeni-v
arms, George Powell.
Most of the graduates are attending
college, but many will return for the
holidays and are welcoming an oppor
tunity to meet their old schoolmates.
The president of the association nas
Just received his commission as Second
Lieutenant in an aviation corps at
Eberts Field. Arkansas. He will be
unable to return for the reunion. i
The Darty is In charge of a com
mittee of which Katharine MacKenzie
la chairman. The members are: George
Pickering, Dorothy Anderson, Joy I
Badlev. ' Edna Gilbert, George Powell,
Muriel Nichols. Melvln Hall, Fred Pick
ering and Edith Davis.
All arraduates or irranicun ui(u
School are urged to attend.
Christmas week at the Multnomah
Hotel was ushered in last night by a
dinner at which officials of Porter
Brothers Lumber Company were hosts
to 68 of their office employes. During
the dinner numerous presents were ex
changed. W. P. Barrett was in charge
of the affair.
Tonicrht a number of private parties
will dine in the hotel, but probably the
most novel afalr will oocur in the
apartments of J. A. Van Wye. He will
sive a Christmas party in honor of
Charles Martin, of Alaska, and has In
vited a few close friends to help the
successful miner from the far north
enjoy his first Christmas tree in 14
years. Mrs. Martin is spending the
Winter in Portland, while attending to
important business matters. While in
Alaska he was so far in the interior
that he could not indulge in holiday
Christmas night a promenade dance
will be given in the ballroom and tea
Thursday night members or fm
Lambda Epsilon will be hosts at a
dance for the younger set. and Satnr
dav nierht the Travelers' Protective As
sociation will give its annual halL
The hotel has been decorated gaily
with spruce trees and wreaths, the
mezzanine floor giving the impression
of a lane In a forest.
Sunday night the choir from Wilbur
Methodist Episcopal Church gave a de
lightful concert in the lobby of the
hotel as a prelude to the holiday sea
The committee in charge of the
'Christmas party" to be given by the
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Ancient Order
of Hibernians on next Friday evening
in their hall, 340 Russell street, an
nounces that arrangements have been
completed and a most enjoyable even
ing Is assured all- .Dancing will be
the principal feature. Refreshments
will be served. Enlisted men welcome
Mrs. Ethel Chetwood. who has been
making her home at the Carlotta Court
for several months, left Saturday for
TEACH THE KIDDIES TO CHEW
Children fed on mushy: denatured foods that
require little chewing are apt to have defeo
five teeth and unhealthy gums.bu cannot eat
without chewing ifThe crispness of the shreds
of baked whole wheat induce thorough masticat
ion and that means ood digestion. If you serve
wheat food be sure it is whole wheat in a crisp
digestible form Shredded Wheat is the
whole wheat ready-cooked and ready-to-serve.
It requires no sugar -simply milk
and a littlesalt -
visit with her sister at
Miss Margaret Montague, an Instruc
tor in psychology at Mills, returned
Sunday evening to spend the holidays in
Portland with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
K. W. Montague.
One of the most charming weddings
of the season was that qf Miss Mary
Louise Lewis to John Sydney Alwen,
December 18, at the home of Miss
Carlson. (20 Hood street, the Rev. Mr.
Johnson, of the First Presbyterian
Church, officiating. The service w;
the impressive ring ceremony. The
bride is a graduate of Oregon Agricul
tural College, class of 1918. She is a
well-known member of the younger set
of Portland. The bridegroom is the sec
ond off'cer on the Shipping Board's
new ship Issaquena, formerly with the
Pacific Coast Steamship Company. He
Is the son of Captain Alwen, well-known
master on the Pacific Coast. After an
extended trip to' Honolulu in June, the
couple will make their home in Oak
Captain John Henry Hayden. IT. S. A
and Mrs. Hayden have come down from
Aberdeen to spend the Christmas holi
days with the tatter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. N. E. Ayer. They are at the Ben
son Hotel for the week.
Mrs. I. VanDuyn left last night for a
two months trip to Los Angeles and
Long Beach, CaL Before returning to
Portland Mrs. VanDuyn will visit her
sister in Chicago. Mrs. L. A. McDonald.
"fHB next regular meeting of Mult-
X nomah Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, will be held Fri
day afternoon at the home of Miss
Laura Northrup. 699 Elizabeth street.
The assisting hostesses will be Miss
Nora Green. Miss Meta Allen. Miss Mary
C Armistead. The programme will in
clude an address by Miss Leida Mills
and Miss Lena Avers will relate Revo
lutionary anecdotes. Miss Medora
Whitfield will give an illustrated
Colonial flag talk.
Multnomah Chapter held "open
house" last Saturday evening for more
than 200 soldiers and sailors at the
Y. M. C A. Mrs. John IX Hall was as
sisted by a committee of Multnomah
Chapter women and members of the
entertainment committee of the Y. M.
O- A. The programme Included num
bers by Miss Aileen Brong. Mrs. Will
iam Kaiser, members of the Collegiate
Alumnae and Miss Katherine McVey.
The Come-When-You-Can Club held
an interesting meeting last Monday
evening In the parlors of Mrs. Helen
Ekin Starrett last Monday evening. A
programme of music was given by Miss
Winifred Forbes and John Dinwiddle,
violinists, and Miss Blanche Hellyer.
soprano. Mrs. Starrett read selections
from Samuel Crothers" essay. "The
Honorable Points of Ignorance." Miss
AJleen Brong read a charming little
farce and an Informal social evening
completed the meeting.
The ex-Douglas County Red Cross
unit will hold no meetings until after
the holidays. The next meeting will be
held at the Meier & Frank workroom
on the first Tuesday In January.
The Tuesday night "sing" of old
home and patriotic songs will be held
this evening In Room A. Central Li
brary, under the direction of the Schu
The Portland "Women's Research
Club will meet Monday at the Benson
Hotel for luncheon at noon. Pant.in
Jack Hamilton will speak on "Recol
lections or a soldier's Life," Miss Mary
McMillan, of the Reed Collee-e recon
struction clinic, will speak of "Recon
struction for Wounded Soldiers." Mu
sic will be furnished by the Werren
Sisters' quartet. Mrs. Marmaduke Wy
vllle has the arrangements in charge.
For reservations call Tabor 791 or
More than 11)0 boxes of apples were
collected In the city schools by the
Portland Grade Teachers' Association
last week and were presented on Thurs
day to the military hospitals at Van
couver Barracks and Fort Stevens.
Through the courtesy of C. M. Olsen
transportation was furnished for the
gift to the Vancouver hospitals.
At the Theaters.
TJT of thin air the Great Leon, and
his company of wonder workers
over at Pantages, cause to project her
self a gorgeous Annette Kellerman,
who Is found securely bound In a glass
tank filled with water where only noth
ingless appeared before. This is the
big part of Leon's act, the climax to
a series of remarkable feats of magic
Edith Packard, who has won the
sobriquet "It's-Me-Again" girl because
of her frequent disappearances and re
appearance where she wasn't expected,
is an unusually magnetic assistant.
Pigeons are caught In a net, ducks put
in boxes only to reappear later in an
apparently empty pan across the stage,
and glasses of wine mysteriously fade
into space. The sensational act is the
"Fire and Water" number, wherein
Miss Packard Is seemingly consumed
a few weeks'
A Pair of Shoes! the Best
Gift for Man or Woman
Only Quality Shoes Here I The' Best
Makes the Smartest Styles
Ladies' Laird-Schober Patent Pumps
French Heels; Long Vamps
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Shoes
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Pumps for the
Beautiful Cut-Steel Buckles in Various Designs
129 Tenth Street, Between Washington and Alder
In flames and then reappears snugly
ensconced in the sealed tank of water.
This act amazes and delights. The en
tire number is put over rapidly and
Is Increasing in its Interest.
Jack King and Morton Harvey return
and prove as popular as on their earlier
visit, with their song programme. The
chap at the piano has a smiling man
ner and a high falsetto voice, which
blends peculiarly well in harmony with
the big vibrant baritone of the other
vocalist- They dash into opera, grand
and comic, and vary their serious offer
ings with some delightful ragtime.
This act broke up Monday's matinee
and the boys had to come back and
bow when the next act was ready to
Popular as a comedian and as a
vocalist Is Barney Williams, who heads
a four-member company in a musical
farce called "Hunting." which has its
fun based on the old idea of mixed
identities. The entire five players sing
nicely together and ttre act wins much
Princess Jue Quln Tat. billed as the
Chinese nightingale, returns with her
attractive act in which she sings pret
tily In English and in her native-tongue
and adds a clever note in her Idea
of an American ragtime singer. This
latter is her best offering.
McShayne and little Miss Hathaway,
who surely have a very charming way,
have a capital offering In song. Billed
as "Gloom Killers" they qualify de
cidedly. Little Hathaway'i Charlie
Chaplin song is a knockout.
The Leoras open the bill with a clever
and diverting aerial turn which de
Ruth Roland In "Hands Up" is In
her 13th episode.
COMMERCIAL CLERKS NEED
Government to Conduct Examination
An examination will be held January
14 by the Civil Service Commission at
the Federal building. Sixth and Mor
rison streets, for appointment of clerk
to commercial attaches In departmental
service. Ambitious young men desir
ing an opportunity to study commercial
conditions in foreign countries are ad
vised to take this examination. The
Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Com
merce, through E. N. Weinbaum, of
the Portland Chamber of Commerce,
has made announcement of the need
for men, and Information may be ob
tained from that office.
Candidates will be examined on gen
eral commercial geography, with the
optional subject of stenography. Each
will be called upon to write a thesis
of not less than 500 words on a foreign
trade subject, and a correct transla
tion into English of one or more of the
following languages: Dano-Norweglan,
Dutch. German, Italian. Portugese,
Spanish, Russian and Swedish-
Fair Board May Retani A. II. Lea.
SALEM. Or., Deo. 23. (Special.)
W. H. Savage, Corvallis member of the
State Fair board, and Mrs. Winnie
Braden, of Dallas, are reported to be
candidates for the secretaryship of the
board, while A. H. Lea has stated he
Is not an avowed candidate for re-election.
It is probable, however, that Sec
retary Lea would accept again if the
board demanded It.
ARMY DF GERMS ROUTED
DIsrX-FECTIOX OF AUDITORIUM
COMPLETE AXD THOROUGH.
Firemen Use Smoke Helmets, Light
Eases and Seal op Building.
Safety Now Assured.
Fumigation of the Municipal Audi
torium, which has been utilised as an
emergency hospital for several months
in the care of Spanish Influenza cases,
was completed yesterday. The thor
ough cleansing of the building was
under the direction of Dr. R. W. Sipple,
fumigation expert, who was aided by a
score of city firemen.
The pots were prepared Saturday and
the firemen, using smoke helmets, lit
the fuses Saturday night, after which
the building was sealed.
Yesterday the building was reopened
and will be allowed to air for several
days. Dr. George Parrish. city health
officer, after making a thorough In
vestigation of the building, declared
that the Auditorium was in excellent
shape to be opened to the public and
the precautions taken were absolute
insurance against any fears that might
be felt because of the use of the build
ing as an emergency hospital.
The first gathering in the Audi
torium since the outbreak of the epi
demic will be held next Monday night,
when the Shipwrights, Jointers and
Boatbuilders' Association will hold a
TRAFFIC CHANGES URGED
Parking of Automobiles Parallel to
Curb Proposed In Amendment.
Amendments to the present traffic
ordinance will be presented to the City
Change from the present method of
parking automobiles diagonal to the
curb to parallel with the curb. Increas
ing the present congested district to
include all territory between the river
and Tenth street and Taylor and Union
station, are proposed. The present con
gested district includes the territory
between Yamhill and Oak streets and
Third to Tenth street.
Mayor Baker has called a public hear
ing on the proposed amendment Decem
ber 31. at 10 o'clock. In the council
VETERAN OF INDIAN
Charles Conrady Declares lie
Feels Like a New Man Since
Tea, air. this Tanlae I have been
taking has built me up so my friends
have noticed my Improvement and tell
me how well I am looking." said
Charles Conrady, a well-known retired
farmer living at 245 North Twenty
fifth street, the other day. Mr. Con
rady Is an old Army man, having en
listed from Ohio In 1873, and served
through the Indian wars all over the
Southwest. He has raised a large fam
ily and three of his sons are now in
Uncle Sam's Army.
"I had always been a strong and
healthy man," continued Mr. Conrady.
"and led an active life up to a little
over two years ago, when I leased my
farm to one of my sons and thought
I would take life easy. But for the
past year or so I have been troubled
with a disordered stomach and my sys
tem became very much run down. I
lost my appetite and couldn't relish a
thing, end. although I was most care
ful about my diet, my food would Just
lie on my stomach and ferment, and
often gas would bloat me up and press
on my heart so that it would pound
fast .and hard for quite a while, and
I would become so dixzy at times I
couldn't see a thing. I was also badly
constipated and often suffered from
awful headaches. My nerves were all
on edge, so that I was restless at night
and could seldom sleep to do any good.
I felt like all my energy had left me
and I Just had to, force myself around
most of the time. I fell off ten pounds
in weight, and although I tried lots of
different kinds of medicines. I could
see no Improvement in my condition.
"I had been reading so much about
the good Tanlac was doing others here
In Portland that I decided to try It. too.
I have Just finished my fourth bottle
and have already regained all my lost
weight. I am simply eating like a horse
and nothing hurts me In the least. I
never dared to eat such things as cab
bage or veal before: now I eat both
without any bad affects afterwards.
Those awful headaches are all gone; In
fact. I haven't a pain or an ache about
me. I sleep like a log all night and get
up in the morning feeling rested and
can work without having that tired,
draegy feeling all the time. The Tanlac
Tablets keep my system in fine shape
and I feel just like a new man."
Tanlao is sold in Portland by the Owl
Drus Co. Adv.
In a Holiday Box
TKe Victrola hat become so Universal that today
it is a mark of Tery good taste to bestow VICTOR
RECORDS as Cnristmas Gifts. We have Victor
Records at 85c. $1. $1.35. $1.50. $2. $3, $4.
$5, $6 and $7 an immense catalog from wbich
We pack Victor Records intended for Christmas Gifts
in an attractive Holiday Box.
If yon feel that you would rather have the one for
whom the gift is intended select their own Victor
Records, give one of our Christmas Merchandise
Order vre issue them in any amount.
Victrolas $22.50 to $400
Convenient Payment Terms
Open Evening Until Christmas
Shennan Jpay & Go,
Sixth and Morrison Streets, Portland
Seattle Taeoma Spokane.
The Best Cough Medicine
" have found Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy to be the best medicine for
coughs and colds I have ever used,"
writes Mrs. Walt. Cram, Frankfort,
Today's the Last Day
Kodaks in all sizes and at all prices.
Kodak Supplies of every description.
Spectacle Cases handsomely engraved.
Opera Glasses and Lorgnettes.
And the quickest service in Portland!
Columbian Optical Co.
145 SIXTH STREET
Floyd F. Brower, Mgr. Phone: Marshall 819
MADE WITH PUKE WHEAT FLOUR M
CHE took down
the phone and i
N commandingly j
rH T-r" T-TT-T-r-T T V
14 O iirrcfvttti i
INSTANTLY RELIEVED WITH
CRflOKtY REFUNDED ASK ANY CRUWISI
' T 1
Stop Itching Eczema
Never mind how often you have tried
and failed, you can stop burninp, itching
eczema quickly by applying a little lemo
furnished by any druggist for 35c Extra
large bottle, $1.00. Healing begins the
moment zemo is applied. In a short time
usually every trace of eczema, tetter,
pimples, rash, blackheads and similar
skin diseases will be removed.
For clearing the skin and making it
vigorously healthy, always use zemo, the
penetrating, antiseptic liquid. It is not a
greasy salve and it does rot 6tain. When
others fail it is the one dependable treat,
saent for skin troubles of all kinds.
The E. W. Rose Co.. Cleveland. O,